One of our favorite activities is making gingerbread men ornaments to hang on the tree. You can do them any shape, but the brown color makes them look gingerbread like. Mix together 1 1/2 cups of cinnamon, 1 cup of applesauce and 1/3 cup glue. Roll it out and cut out your shapes. Place them on a cooling rack and allow them to cool for 24 hours. I always do it the day before we read the book.
Here are some of the gingerbread men we made. They are drying and will be put on the tree tomorrow.
We also enjoy decorating cookies. However, since none of my kids or husband like gingerbread cookies that much I usually make sugar cookies to decorate.
The other big thing we make are gingerbread houses. At the end of this story the main character makes a gingerbread house for the baby to live in so we make our own too. We did a little village I found on sale this year, but I found this graham cracker house with directions I would like to try sometime.
We also did some other gingerbread related activities.
Here is a link to a coloring page of a gingerbread man and one of a gingerbread girl.
There is a couple of coloring page packets here and one of them has a gingerbread house.
We've also enjoyed Homeschool Creations Gingerbread Baby Lap book (although I haven't put it together as a lap book) Here are a couple of activities from there.
Here is a file folder gingerbread matching game.
Here is a fun gingerbread house word hunt